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Proper reaction

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Salty, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Some loaded questions:

    A few days ago, my Father-in-law sent a FB post to my wife saying "If Salty posts political junk on your page, I will defriend you"
    (NOTE: both in-laws are extreme liberals - wife and I are conservative - and neither are Christians)

    Then today dad-in-law sends photo-shop picture of my wife standing next to Hillary with mom -in-law giving a LOL.

    What would your response be?

    Now, if the Mrs had posted a picture of mom-in-law standing next to Trump - We would be in the midst of WW III.
     
  2. InTheLight

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    I'd send some comment back like, "Hillary seeking advice from someone in the know."
     
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  3. Rob_BW

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    "-Wife's name- pulls Hillary out of her den, sees her shadow. No President Hillary for 3 more years."
     
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    Unfriend him. One of many reasons I refuse to have a facebook account.
     
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  5. HankD

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    I would say "I love you both, I am hurt that you feel you must use guilt to force us to surrender out rights under the Bill of Rights.
    Though we love you we will continue to voice our opinions on social media which we feel will make our country and both of you safer.
    Please reconsider".
     
  6. JonC

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    Depending on where you live, you could remind them that the Democrats haven't taken your guns yet.
     
  7. Salty

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    That might work for Mrs. Salty - but her mom despise me. Part of it is that no one is good enough for her daughter. If fact, they almost did not come to our wedding. They changed their mind at the last minute and did show up. (We attended the same church as the Executive Director of the Baptist Con of NY - he gave Mrs. Salty away. - That meant a lot to him - as he had 5 sons - but no daughters to give away in marriage!)

    I have tried to PM mom-in-law - but she wants nothing to do with me.
     
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    Don't give up. demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit, not much else to do but pray.
     
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    Salty, you take the high road until you can no longer do so.

    Romans 12:17-18 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

    As far as Facebook goes you do have some options. You can hide individual FB posts from specific FB friends. When you post something on FB click on the "Your Friends" drop-down arrow under your name on the left-hand side of your post. You will see an option titled "Friends Except...". Search for the FB friend you do not want to see you post and click on their name. This way you or your wife can hide political posts from your in-laws. The other thing you can do is unfollow them without unfriending them. When you unfollow someone you will not see their posts on your wall. You have to go to their FB page to see their posts. This is a way of maintaining peace without severing the relationship.
     
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  10. JonC

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    In all honesty, I think I'd just let it go. It's not worth worrying over, and certainly not worth more conflict. Sometimes it is better just to suffer the wrong.
     
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  11. Salty

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    The Mrs is very good at being "worried"

    Her mom has been like this for years - "Only my opinion counts - and I dont want to hear yours if it doesn't agree with mine"
     
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    Be as wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove--King Jesus.
     
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    "I have decided not to let my time be used by people to whom I make no difference while I neglect those for whom I am irreplaceable." ~Tony Campolo
     
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    Get the heck off of Facebook. It's a foolish waste of time.
     
  15. Salty

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    NOPE! Have been able to get in contact with some folks I have seen in years.
    and other reasons as well.
     
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